An Oklahoma judicial candidate is fending off a political attack from his own daughter, who has taken out a local newspaper ad urging voters: "Do not vote for my dad!" McClain County judicial hopeful John Mantooth's daughter and son-in-law paid for the quarter-page advertisement, which features a picture of the daughter's family, highlights cases in which Mantooth has been sued and lists a website the couple started, www.donotvoteformydad.com.
Mantooth said the bad blood stems from his 1981 divorce from his daughter's mother. "This is a family issue which should have been kept private," he said. He also suspects some political maneuvering, because his son-in-law was once law partners with his opponent in today's primary. But Jan Schill, 31, says she's just always had a bad relationship with her dad, and thinks he'd make a lousy judge. "He's made so many people mad, I'm just another mark on his board of people's he's had a beef with."